Conditions

During COVID-19 restrictions, the following conditions apply, in addition to the standard Information and Conditions.

Where there is a conflict, between the two, the conditions below take precedence.

Swimmers or spectators who do not comply with the conditions will not be permitted to attend sessions.

  • You will be booked into your sessions based on your enrolment form
  • You may not swap sessions with other swimmers. All changes to sessions must be made through the booking system
  • Please be polite to pool staff and follow their directions at all times
  • Participants are to avoid carpools with people from different household groups where possible
  • Upon entry, you must use the hand sanitiser provided at the front foyer prior to entering the pool area
  • You must have a Council pool entry card, or Fitness Passport. There will be no cash or credit/debit card payments on entry. Card top-ups are via contactless payment only
  • If using a Fitness Passport, you will be required to follow the normal Fitness Passport sign-in procedure
  • Names of swimmers attending sessions and their contact details will be provided to Council Pool Staff for the purpose of contact tracing.
  • Spectators are permitted at training sessions however spectators that do not need to be at the centre should not attend. Spectators must:
    • Sign-in on arrival
    • Maintain 1.5m physical distancing from people who are not members of your household
    • Not congregate around entrances to rooms or the centre
    • Spread out around the centre and do not sit on the side of the pool where training is being conducted (see map below for spectator seating)
    • Leave the centre as soon as your child's session is complete
  • All swimmers must follow the ‘get in, train, get out’ approach and should avoid showering/using changeroom facilities. Come ready to swim, and leave the pool as soon as possible after you finish training. Swimming will not be permitted before or after training sessions. The changerooms are open, but with capacity limits.
  • Spectators singing in groups or chanting/cheering is a particularly high-risk activity and should be avoided
  • Access to the Club Room and Old Club Room will be restricted. Swimmers may leave their bags in the club room while training and will be able to access the old club room to store their training gear. Furniture from the rooms may not be used.
  • Squad fees will be on a per-session basis and must be paid in advance via debit/credit card
  • If you cannot attend a session, you must notify non-attendance by 3:45pm on the day of the session so that the session can be offered to other swimmers. Your squad fee will not be forfeited for notified non-attendance.
  • Parents of junior swimmers must be contactable at all times while their child is swimming, and able to collect their child at short notice
  • Swimmers are required to have all their own equipment. Swimmers are not permitted to share equipment or drink bottles. Food and drink should not be shared
  • All swimmers must complete a Health Questionnaire before resuming training
  • Any swimmer, coach or spectator that has returned from overseas in the past 14 days must self-isolate for 14 days and not attend training or club events.
  • Any swimmer, coach or spectator that has returned from Victoria in the past 14 days must self-isolate for 14 days and not attend training or club events.
  • Any swimmer, coach or spectator that has attended any of the reported case locations with self-isolate alerts, listed on the NSW Health website must not attend training or club events for 14 days since the date of the visit.
  • Any swimmer, coach or spectator that has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days, or until given clearance by NSW Health.
  • Any swimmer, coach or spectator who is feeling unwell in any way, or has symptoms or signs of COVID-19 MUST NOT attend a pool until full recovery has taken place.
  • All swimmers and their caregivers are encouraged to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app to assist in tracing cases and notifying impacted individuals
  • Once training has been completed for each session all swimmers and spectators must make their way out of the centre
  • Mingling of swimmers and spectators from different sessions should be minimised

Merrylands Swimming Centre Map


Blue = Spectators
Yellow = Swimmer Bag Storage
Green = Swimmer Warm-Up Area
Red = Equipment Storage